Services trade and infrastructure development: Evidence from African countries

Kabiru Hannafi Ibrahim, - and Rossanto Dwi Handoyo, - and Wasiaturrahma, Dr and Tamat Sarmidi, - (2022) Services trade and infrastructure development: Evidence from African countries. Cogent Economics and Finance, 10 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 2332-2039

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Using a dynamic system GMM estimate, this study analyzed the impact of services trade on the development of infrastructure in 38 African countries over the period 2000–2020. Telecommunications, trade/transport-related, and port infrastructures were modelled as the dependent variables on services trade openness. Other sets of control variables include real GDP, financial development, gross fixed capital formation, external debt, population density, urbanization, exchange rate, and services value-added. Our empirical strategy revealed that regardless of the infrastructure indicator used in the estimate, services trade, GDP, financial development, external debt, and services value-added significantly promote the development of infrastructure in the continent. Capital formation increases trade/transport-related and reduces port infrastructure while population density increases trade/transport-related and port infrastructure. The finding further indicates that urbanization increases telecommunications and reduces trade/transport-related infrastructure. The exchange rate reduces the development of telecommunications and port infrastructure. The findings are therefore vital to present policies related to services trade and infrastructure development in African countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Services trade, infrastructure development, dynamic system GMM, African countries
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD8039 By industry or trade
Divisions: 04. Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis > Doktoral Ilmu Ekonomi
04. Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis > Ekonomi Pembangunan
Kabiru Hannafi Ibrahim, -UNSPECIFIED
Rossanto Dwi Handoyo, -NIDN0024087602
Wasiaturrahma, DrUNSPECIFIED
Tamat Sarmidi, -UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Tn Sugeng Riyanto
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2022 01:55
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2022 01:55
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